ISOMETRIC RESPONSE MECHANISMS CONSISTENT ACROSS FEMALES
Smith, D. L., Kocher, B. E., Kolesnikoff, A. L., & Rowland, T. W. (2000). Cardiovascular response to isometric contractions in girls and young women. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 32(5), Supplement abstract 331.
Cardiovascular responses to three minutes of sustained isometric handgrip exercise (30% maximal voluntary contraction) were compared between a group of pre-menarchal girls (N = 16) and college women (N = 17).
Both groups responded to isometric exercise in a similar fashion. Cardiovascular factors changed during the exercise.
Implication. Isometric exercise response mechanisms are similar in females of all ages.
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